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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE AND FOOD SECURITY. A CROSS COUNTRY ANALYSIS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
BURCHI FRANCESCO
DE MURO PASQUALE
FAO, UNIVERSITY ROMA TRE- DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, ROME, 2007
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. The theoretical foundation of this research is that being educated improves rural people’s capacity to diversify assets and activities, increase productivity and income, foster resilience and competitiveness, access information on health and sanitation, strengthen social cohesion and participation: these are all essential elements to ensure food security in the long run. The main findings of this research is the high association between food insecurity and primary education and the econometric model shows that primary education is a crucial element to reduce food insecurity in rural areas, even when compared to other factors such as access to water, health and sanitation.
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Contact: Education for Rural People group
NRRR
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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